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I am filling out the DS-230...and on PART I of the form...question # 7...it says... "If Dual Nationality Give Both"...now here's the thing...when I filled out G-325A...they asked about Nationality...and I said CANADIAN...and nothing else...

But this is the first time they have asked about dual nationality...

I am a Canadian Citizen...but I have an expired Pakistani Passport...and the last time I traveled to Pakistan...which was this Jan 2010...I used my Canadian passport...and showed my NICOP card to enter Pakistan...NICOP stands for(National Identity Card For Overseas Pakistanis)...

So does that mean I am a dual citizen???...should I say...I have an expired Pakistani Passport that I no longer use...

The only time I have ever used my Pakistani passport...was back in 2006...to enter Pakistan...and ever since then...have not used it...

So should I say Pakistani and Canadian on the form...does it matter??

I don't want to personally write Pakistan...as I don't travel on that passport anymore...

Does it make a difference that my Birth Certificate will be from Pakistan...do they expect me to write I am a Dual Citizen??

Just wondering! Thanks!!


2008 July 5 -- We met!

2008 Aug 9 -- He Proposed, I said YES !!

2009 Aug 21 -- Officially got engaged in front of family!

2009 Nov 22 -- We got married`

USCIS Journey: California Service Center

2010 Jan 08 -- Filed I-130 !

2010 Jan 11 -- I-130 Delivered!

2010 Jan 14-- NOA 1

2010 Jan 20 -- Touched

2010 Apr 01-- RFE notification via text/email =( [on my birthday]

2010 Apr 15-- Touched

2010 Apr 21-- Text recieved by USCIS indicating Approval-- NOA 2 hard copy mailed out Apr 20--[unbelievable how fast they responded with the approval in 4 working days]

Your I-130 was approved in 96 days from your NOA1 date.

x---x---x

NVC Journey

2010 Apr 26-- NVC Case Number Assigned

2010 Apr 27-- Email Addresses of Petitioner & Beneficiary given to Operator

2010 Apr 27 -- OPTIN EP & Sent DS-3032

2010 Apr 28 -- OPTIN EP Confirmation Rcvd

2010 Apr 28 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Info Rcvd

2010 May 01 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Status: PAID

2010 May 05 -- I-864 form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 12 -- IV Fee Bill Paid

2010 May 16 -- DS-230 Form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 19 -- Email recvd from NVC-Case Complete- SIGN IN FAILED!!

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Hi,

Yes you should write Pakistani and Canadian for your two citizenships.

Then do I also need to submit the biographic page from my Pakistani expired passport...do they want to see that...or should I just be submitting...the biographic page from my Canadian passport??

What other forms, as a dual citizen, do I need to include with the DS-230 form...??


2008 July 5 -- We met!

2008 Aug 9 -- He Proposed, I said YES !!

2009 Aug 21 -- Officially got engaged in front of family!

2009 Nov 22 -- We got married`

USCIS Journey: California Service Center

2010 Jan 08 -- Filed I-130 !

2010 Jan 11 -- I-130 Delivered!

2010 Jan 14-- NOA 1

2010 Jan 20 -- Touched

2010 Apr 01-- RFE notification via text/email =( [on my birthday]

2010 Apr 15-- Touched

2010 Apr 21-- Text recieved by USCIS indicating Approval-- NOA 2 hard copy mailed out Apr 20--[unbelievable how fast they responded with the approval in 4 working days]

Your I-130 was approved in 96 days from your NOA1 date.

x---x---x

NVC Journey

2010 Apr 26-- NVC Case Number Assigned

2010 Apr 27-- Email Addresses of Petitioner & Beneficiary given to Operator

2010 Apr 27 -- OPTIN EP & Sent DS-3032

2010 Apr 28 -- OPTIN EP Confirmation Rcvd

2010 Apr 28 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Info Rcvd

2010 May 01 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Status: PAID

2010 May 05 -- I-864 form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 12 -- IV Fee Bill Paid

2010 May 16 -- DS-230 Form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 19 -- Email recvd from NVC-Case Complete- SIGN IN FAILED!!

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Then do I also need to submit the biographic page from my Pakistani expired passport...do they want to see that...or should I just be submitting...the biographic page from my Canadian passport??

What other forms, as a dual citizen, do I need to include with the DS-230 form...??

I would definitely identify BOTH citizenships and it wouldn't hurt to produce the bio page of your current Canadian and expired Pakastani passports. You can also do a cover letter pdf and attach it explaining this. Indicate that you are sending both bio from the two passports , one is expired etc. You shouldn't have any problems. An expired passport doesn't mean an expired citizenship and so you are at present a dual national. DOS needs to know.

Any time I used additional information to answer a question on the DS230 ie educational institutions I attended, or trips to USA, I answered on the DS230 form and added see supplemental sheet attached, then I made a form with the # that cooresponded from the DS230 form and my additional information. I entitled the page accordingly.

Just a quick cover sheet advising is probably more than enough, along with bio pages of the two passports, indicating your Pakistani pp is expired etc.

Good luck.


2007 Nov 30: Met in Las Vegas, Nevada

2009 Jul 13: Proposed/Engaged in Sedona, Arizona

2009 Dec 26: Married in Tucson, Arizona

USCIS

2009 Dec 30: Filed I-130

2010 Jan 02: I-130 delivered

2010 Jan 07: NOA1 - email - CSC

2010 Jan 11: Received NOA1 hardcopy

2010 Mar 24: NOA2 - email & text - NVC

2010 Mar 29: Received NOA2 hardcopy

I-130 was approved in 76 days from NOA1 date

NVC

2010 Mar 30: NVC received - case# assigned - emails given to NVC

2010 Mar 30: Opted in - DS3032 emailed to NVC

2010 Mar 31: Received AOS bill & DS3032 - paid AOS

2010 Apr 05: Online payment portal confirms paid AOS(Apr 2 processing date)

2010 Apr 05: Sent I-864 package

2010 Apr 15: EP confirmation email

2010 Apr 15: IV bill generated & paid

2010 Apr 15: Email confirmation - receipt of DS3032

2010 Apr 16: IV bill confirmed paid - sent DS230 package

2010 Apr 19: NVC operator confirms I864 & DS230 documents have been received

2010 Apr 21: AVR confirms all documents received Apr 19th

2010 Apr 23: Email from NVC: case complete - confirmed by NVC - sign in fail

Completed in 24 days

CONSULATE

2010 May 27: Email from NVC - consulate received file - interview Montreal Jul 27th

2010 Jun 16: Medical @ Woking Medical Centre, Vancouver, Canada - APPROVED

2010 Jul 27: Interview @ US Consulate in Montreal, Canada - APPROVED

Your interview took 201 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

2010 Aug 13:POE Washington - APPROVED

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

2012 May 14 - mailed I-751

2012 May 16 - delivered @ CSC

2012 Jun 18 - I 551 stamp

2012 Jun 28 - biometrics appointment NOA notice date Jun 7

2012 Dec 20 - approved

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Just worried it might complicate things for me...

=(

I am almost at the end...and dont want to screw up...

=(

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2008 July 5 -- We met!

2008 Aug 9 -- He Proposed, I said YES !!

2009 Aug 21 -- Officially got engaged in front of family!

2009 Nov 22 -- We got married`

USCIS Journey: California Service Center

2010 Jan 08 -- Filed I-130 !

2010 Jan 11 -- I-130 Delivered!

2010 Jan 14-- NOA 1

2010 Jan 20 -- Touched

2010 Apr 01-- RFE notification via text/email =( [on my birthday]

2010 Apr 15-- Touched

2010 Apr 21-- Text recieved by USCIS indicating Approval-- NOA 2 hard copy mailed out Apr 20--[unbelievable how fast they responded with the approval in 4 working days]

Your I-130 was approved in 96 days from your NOA1 date.

x---x---x

NVC Journey

2010 Apr 26-- NVC Case Number Assigned

2010 Apr 27-- Email Addresses of Petitioner & Beneficiary given to Operator

2010 Apr 27 -- OPTIN EP & Sent DS-3032

2010 Apr 28 -- OPTIN EP Confirmation Rcvd

2010 Apr 28 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Info Rcvd

2010 May 01 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Status: PAID

2010 May 05 -- I-864 form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 12 -- IV Fee Bill Paid

2010 May 16 -- DS-230 Form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 19 -- Email recvd from NVC-Case Complete- SIGN IN FAILED!!

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Just worried it might complicate things for me...

=(

I am almost at the end...and dont want to screw up...

=(

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People can also comment.

On second read of my post, I'm wondering if you even need to bother adding the bio page of an expired passport. Identify both citizenships for sure and send in your current bio page of your current passport. I earlier said to send both bio pages even if one is expired.

Either or shouldn't be a problem

Any other comments/thoughts on this?


2007 Nov 30: Met in Las Vegas, Nevada

2009 Jul 13: Proposed/Engaged in Sedona, Arizona

2009 Dec 26: Married in Tucson, Arizona

USCIS

2009 Dec 30: Filed I-130

2010 Jan 02: I-130 delivered

2010 Jan 07: NOA1 - email - CSC

2010 Jan 11: Received NOA1 hardcopy

2010 Mar 24: NOA2 - email & text - NVC

2010 Mar 29: Received NOA2 hardcopy

I-130 was approved in 76 days from NOA1 date

NVC

2010 Mar 30: NVC received - case# assigned - emails given to NVC

2010 Mar 30: Opted in - DS3032 emailed to NVC

2010 Mar 31: Received AOS bill & DS3032 - paid AOS

2010 Apr 05: Online payment portal confirms paid AOS(Apr 2 processing date)

2010 Apr 05: Sent I-864 package

2010 Apr 15: EP confirmation email

2010 Apr 15: IV bill generated & paid

2010 Apr 15: Email confirmation - receipt of DS3032

2010 Apr 16: IV bill confirmed paid - sent DS230 package

2010 Apr 19: NVC operator confirms I864 & DS230 documents have been received

2010 Apr 21: AVR confirms all documents received Apr 19th

2010 Apr 23: Email from NVC: case complete - confirmed by NVC - sign in fail

Completed in 24 days

CONSULATE

2010 May 27: Email from NVC - consulate received file - interview Montreal Jul 27th

2010 Jun 16: Medical @ Woking Medical Centre, Vancouver, Canada - APPROVED

2010 Jul 27: Interview @ US Consulate in Montreal, Canada - APPROVED

Your interview took 201 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

2010 Aug 13:POE Washington - APPROVED

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

2012 May 14 - mailed I-751

2012 May 16 - delivered @ CSC

2012 Jun 18 - I 551 stamp

2012 Jun 28 - biometrics appointment NOA notice date Jun 7

2012 Dec 20 - approved

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People can also comment.

On second read of my post, I'm wondering if you even need to bother adding the bio page of an expired passport. Identify both citizenships for sure and send in your current bio page of your current passport. I earlier said to send both bio pages even if one is expired.

Either or shouldn't be a problem

Any other comments/thoughts on this?

I think the biographic page from the current passport is needed and the Pakistani one may not be necessary. When I called NVC about changing my mom's misspelled name, they asked me to attach her biographic page to an email. I was told that they use that page to make sure they they have the correct spelling of the person's name for the visa. So, just noting that you have dual citizenship should be enough. I think.

Oh, and I subscribe to the advice about attaching a letter explaining that you have both citizenships, but that you did not indicated this on the initial petition (and give reason).

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I think the biographic page from the current passport is needed and the Pakistani one may not be necessary. When I called NVC about changing my mom's misspelled name, they asked me to attach her biographic page to an email. I was told that they use that page to make sure they they have the correct spelling of the person's name for the visa. So, just noting that you have dual citizenship should be enough. I think.

Oh, and I subscribe to the advice about attaching a letter explaining that you have both citizenships, but that you did not indicated this on the initial petition (and give reason).

There was never a question about dual citizenship initially, it has only been an issue now for the DS-230, I have not hidden/not indicated anything-been clear as possible so far...

Thanks for the tips! =)


2008 July 5 -- We met!

2008 Aug 9 -- He Proposed, I said YES !!

2009 Aug 21 -- Officially got engaged in front of family!

2009 Nov 22 -- We got married`

USCIS Journey: California Service Center

2010 Jan 08 -- Filed I-130 !

2010 Jan 11 -- I-130 Delivered!

2010 Jan 14-- NOA 1

2010 Jan 20 -- Touched

2010 Apr 01-- RFE notification via text/email =( [on my birthday]

2010 Apr 15-- Touched

2010 Apr 21-- Text recieved by USCIS indicating Approval-- NOA 2 hard copy mailed out Apr 20--[unbelievable how fast they responded with the approval in 4 working days]

Your I-130 was approved in 96 days from your NOA1 date.

x---x---x

NVC Journey

2010 Apr 26-- NVC Case Number Assigned

2010 Apr 27-- Email Addresses of Petitioner & Beneficiary given to Operator

2010 Apr 27 -- OPTIN EP & Sent DS-3032

2010 Apr 28 -- OPTIN EP Confirmation Rcvd

2010 Apr 28 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Info Rcvd

2010 May 01 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Status: PAID

2010 May 05 -- I-864 form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 12 -- IV Fee Bill Paid

2010 May 16 -- DS-230 Form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 19 -- Email recvd from NVC-Case Complete- SIGN IN FAILED!!

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You NEED to indicate both as you ARE a dual citizen.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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I am indicating it!!

Fingers Crossed.

Peace.


2008 July 5 -- We met!

2008 Aug 9 -- He Proposed, I said YES !!

2009 Aug 21 -- Officially got engaged in front of family!

2009 Nov 22 -- We got married`

USCIS Journey: California Service Center

2010 Jan 08 -- Filed I-130 !

2010 Jan 11 -- I-130 Delivered!

2010 Jan 14-- NOA 1

2010 Jan 20 -- Touched

2010 Apr 01-- RFE notification via text/email =( [on my birthday]

2010 Apr 15-- Touched

2010 Apr 21-- Text recieved by USCIS indicating Approval-- NOA 2 hard copy mailed out Apr 20--[unbelievable how fast they responded with the approval in 4 working days]

Your I-130 was approved in 96 days from your NOA1 date.

x---x---x

NVC Journey

2010 Apr 26-- NVC Case Number Assigned

2010 Apr 27-- Email Addresses of Petitioner & Beneficiary given to Operator

2010 Apr 27 -- OPTIN EP & Sent DS-3032

2010 Apr 28 -- OPTIN EP Confirmation Rcvd

2010 Apr 28 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Info Rcvd

2010 May 01 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Status: PAID

2010 May 05 -- I-864 form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 12 -- IV Fee Bill Paid

2010 May 16 -- DS-230 Form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 19 -- Email recvd from NVC-Case Complete- SIGN IN FAILED!!

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I am indicating it!!

Fingers Crossed.

Peace.

Hi,

Personally I wouldn't bother sending the biographic page of your Pakistani passport. They have asked you to identify your citizenships, you are doing that. No need to back that up with passports.

Do take the expired passport with you to the interview - just in case they ask to see it (I don't think they will - but hey, better to be a bit over prepared).

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Do you guys think, they will want me to first revoke one citizenship officially-sent them the paperwork-so they can then continue to process my application...

How long will it take to revoke a citizenship??

Is there anyone out there, from Canada, who was in the same situation???

Anyone!


2008 July 5 -- We met!

2008 Aug 9 -- He Proposed, I said YES !!

2009 Aug 21 -- Officially got engaged in front of family!

2009 Nov 22 -- We got married`

USCIS Journey: California Service Center

2010 Jan 08 -- Filed I-130 !

2010 Jan 11 -- I-130 Delivered!

2010 Jan 14-- NOA 1

2010 Jan 20 -- Touched

2010 Apr 01-- RFE notification via text/email =( [on my birthday]

2010 Apr 15-- Touched

2010 Apr 21-- Text recieved by USCIS indicating Approval-- NOA 2 hard copy mailed out Apr 20--[unbelievable how fast they responded with the approval in 4 working days]

Your I-130 was approved in 96 days from your NOA1 date.

x---x---x

NVC Journey

2010 Apr 26-- NVC Case Number Assigned

2010 Apr 27-- Email Addresses of Petitioner & Beneficiary given to Operator

2010 Apr 27 -- OPTIN EP & Sent DS-3032

2010 Apr 28 -- OPTIN EP Confirmation Rcvd

2010 Apr 28 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Info Rcvd

2010 May 01 -- AOS Fee Bill Payment Status: PAID

2010 May 05 -- I-864 form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 12 -- IV Fee Bill Paid

2010 May 16 -- DS-230 Form and supporting documents emailed!

2010 May 19 -- Email recvd from NVC-Case Complete- SIGN IN FAILED!!

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Do you guys think, they will want me to first revoke one citizenship officially-sent them the paperwork-so they can then continue to process my application...

How long will it take to revoke a citizenship??

Is there anyone out there, from Canada, who was in the same situation???

Anyone!

Hey, I'm not Canadian, but US does not ask you to renounce your citizenships. But someone else should answer this.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Do you guys think, they will want me to first revoke one citizenship officially-sent them the paperwork-so they can then continue to process my application...

How long will it take to revoke a citizenship??

Is there anyone out there, from Canada, who was in the same situation???

Anyone!

I will move your post to the Canada forum (from IR1/CR1)

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I am a dual citizen (Canada/U.S.), no you do not need to revoke your other citizenship.

Bottom line, even though you do not want to disclose your Pakistani citizenship - you must.

Now, if you want to revoke your Pakistani citizenship before filing your DS-230, I suppose you could do that.

I don't see a link for this form on the Pakistan consulate site for Canada, however if you look at the Consulate General site for New York there are links to forms at the top of the page and the link for renunciation will take you to the form you would need to use.

I would recommend, if you want to do this, that you contact the either one of the consulates or the high commission, their contact information is here.

If what you really want to ask is if anyone who has citizenship from Pakistan, as well as another country, was given a hassle by immigration, then I would recommend you start a new thread in the CR1/IR1 forum and put that in your title.

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